>> after about 10 days, he submitted his resignation to president grant. so grand regretfully accepted his resignation. so then over the next several months he regained his health, which was always very fragile. he regained his health, and so grant then offered him the position as minister of france, ambassador to france. >> mike hill on elihu washburne, minister to france during the 1870 franco-prussian war and the only diplomat from a major power to stay during the cities of paris. q. and a sunday night at eight on c-span.